Tracklist Reveal

6/24/20: “The Union Reel” by Patrolman Frank Quinn (1922)

The Union Reel by Patrolman Frank Quinn (1922)

CD 5, track 2

 Originally from County Longford, Ireland, Frank Quinn worked as a New York City cop with a sideline playing accordion. This recording of “The Union Reel” may have single-handedly preserved an essential traditional tune that was in danger of being forgotten in the early 1920s.



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